“This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low.” [source] [emphasis mine]
So says ... Mitt Romney on the campaign trail in Ohio.
Tired of the specious and outright false attacks that have been coming his way for weeks, Romney finally let loose on Obama and his campaign.
"Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago," Romney said while campaigning in Ohio.
I do have one suggestion for Mr. Romney; a slight modification to the above talking point:
"Mr. President, go back to Chicago"
Which is good, solid advice for Mr. Obama, especially as he joins his V.P. in gaffe-land :
This could have been a fair attack by Obama on something that would be near and dear to the hearts of Americans in farmland - except that the man doesn't even know what's going on in his own Congress:
After refusing to consider a sweeping five-year farm measure, House Republican leaders jammed through a short-term $383 million package of loans and grants for livestock producers and a limited number of farmers. The measure passed 223 to 197, a narrow margin for a bill that has an impact on so many states. But Democrats balked in protest over the way the farm legislation has been handled and some Republicans objected to the costs.
The date on the passage of the farm bill was ... August 2. In the video clip above the date was ... August 13.